Bright Osteopathy

We can help with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

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About Us

Carla Hole

Osteopath in Brighton - Carla Maria Hole

Carla graduated with a Masters degree from the University College of Osteopathy in 2012. After 4 years at university, she moved to Hove and set up Bright Osteopathy.

Since finishing her undergraduate studies, Carla has completed a foundation course at the Institute of Classical Osteopathy & has also completed a course in Western Acupuncture which is a modern adaptation of the traditional Chinese acupuncture approach. Carla uses these skills daily in her treatment approach.

Carla has also undertaken post graduate training in cranial osteopathy and other courses based around treating expectant mothers and paediatrics. If you are considering treatment during your pregnancy then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, expectant mothers often find this gentle approach extremely useful during this time of change.

During her spare time, Carla is a keen fitness enthusiast and loves walking along the seafront and exploring the South Downs.

Carla is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and the Institute of Osteopathy.

About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a primary health care system that helps with musculoskeletal conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain or shoulder issues. These issues can be just general aches & pains to overuse injuries or from a specific trauma. Osteopathy uses a hands-on approach to treatment; the examination and treatment are done through the osteopath’s palpation (soft touch).

Osteopaths usually use a combination of techniques to help treat your symptoms, most commonly stretching and massage of the muscles & articulation and manipulation of the joints. Here at Bright Osteopathy we also use Western Acupuncture techniques and cranial osteopathic techniques where we think they will be of most benefit to the patient. All of these techniques aim to improve function, mobility and circulation, which then allows the body to start to recover.

The philosophy of Osteopathy is what sets it apart from other medical disciplines. Its key principles rely on all parts of the body functioning together in a complimentary manner. If one part of the body is limited, then the rest of the body adapts around the restricted part and compensates for this.

Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to help balance the body and its systems, to provide overall good health and well being. Here at Bright Osteopathy we treat a wide range of issues.

Cranial Osteopathy

The aim of cranial osteopathic treatment is to address the stresses and strains within the cranium and the rest of the body and encourages these stresses to release allowing the body to function better. A key osteopathic principle is that structure governs function, so therefore if the physical structures in your body are in a state of balance and harmony it will be able to function at its best. Cranial treatment is just one way an osteopath may help your body function at its best.

We Can Help With

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica

  • Neck Pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Cervicogenic Headaches

  • Peripheral Joint Problems

  • Knee

  • Hip

  • Shoulder Problems e.g. Frozen Shoulder

  • Sports Injuries

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Neuralgia

  • Tendonitis

What To Expect

A detailed case history about your current complaint and general health will be taken. This will be followed by a physical examination, which will involve the osteopath assessing your general posture, your current area of complaint and the surrounding muscles and joints. A diagnosis and management plan will then be discussed with you.  You will also be advised on your first visit on how many appointments the osteopath feels you may need. 

It is usual for an osteopath to ask you to remove some clothing during your appointment. It helps us with our treatment if we can see the area that is a problem. We are able to work around some clothing and if this is the case then we ask you wear something comfortable and stretchy – e.g. loose fitting sports clothing.

Once your appointment is booked with us, you will receive a booking confirmation by email or SMS. In the confirmation message a pre-screening form will be included and we require you to fill this in before attending your appointment.

To allow people to find their optimum health and help them promote health and wellbeing and make it a priority in their lives, allowing them to live more comfortably. 
We put the patient first, listening to their story and provide an individualised treatment. 
We want our patients to feel they have been given enough information about their health to assist their self-management and help them prevent further injury. 

Testimonials

After being in agony for 4 weeks, I eventually found my way to Carla (via a recommendation); it felt like, finally, someone talked to and understood my back. The relief after even one appointment was significant, and I felt “back to normal” after 3. Next time (should there be a next time), I will certainly NOT wait four weeks to see Carla! Highly recommended.

P Igler

After 2 years of agony and a frozen shoulder from a car crash, I finally am getting some relief after finding Carla. I rang her on a Saturday as I was in agony with a headache that I had had continuously and she arranged a home visit for me that day, my headache went after the treatment and Carla has been sorting out all my issues since. Carla is highly recommended by me.

C Konig

Two years of tennis elbow (which I’ve now learned is really called lateral epicondylitis) and no help from my GP, I’m now well on the road to recovery. Can’t thank Carla enough. Patient, considerate, non pushy and always has your best interests in mind. I would recommend to anyone. Only wish I had called earlier!

S Calloghan